Tiger Woods is the betting favorite nearly every time he competes in any tournament.
That has certainly been the case the last two years, when he has won seven tournaments. As he prepares for the 2013 British Open, Woods is once again the favorite to win even though it has been five full years since he last won a major championship.
Woods' 14 career major victories and his competitiveness make him a major story in every major that he plays. However, that does not mean he is in top form at the moment. Here's our look at the stock watch for the top contenders in the British Open.
(All ranking numbers are courtesy of World Golf Ranking.)